For Mother’s Day weekend here in San Diego County, celebrate Mom with one of these fantastic family activities or great events!
The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch
It’s the last weekend for the famous Flower Fields in Carlsbad Ranch — and a perfect place to take Mom for Mother’s Day! The fields are open daily, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., through May 14. Patrons will enjoy nearly 50 acres of colorful displays of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers, which are in bloom for six to eight weeks. The famous fields also include roses, orchids, sweet pea blossoms, petunias and poinsettias.
Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival
If Mom’s into crafting, take her to the Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival — this three-day supply show at Bing Crosby Hall at the Del Mar Fairgrounds caters to quilters, sewers, stitchers and crafters looking for inspiration. The expo will feature hundreds of booths and vendors, plus free classes and make-and-take workshops. Admission is $10 for all three days; parking is $13.
When: Friday – Sunday, May 12 – 14 | 10am – 5pm
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds | 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
Cost: $10 for all three days; parking is $13
More information: quiltcraftsew.com/del-mar
Queen Bee Market
More than 100 vendors will line Wyland Hall at the Del Mar Fairgrounds both Friday (4 p.m. to 9 p.m.) and Saturday (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) for the Queen Bee Market, selling all kinds of good things – from home décor and accessories to clothing, vintage finds, paper art and more.
When: Friday, May 12, 4 – 9pm | Saturday, May 13, 9am – 4pm
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds – Wyland Hall | 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
Cost: $3; military and kids 12 and under are free
More information: www.thequeenbeemarket.com
Hops and Shop Spring Market
Celebrate Mother’s Day weekend at this Miramar brewery’s Spring Market. Shop handmade gifts, participate in workshops, try some tasty sips or enjoy patio games at this festival for the whole family, including dogs.
When: Saturday, May 13 | 10am
Where: 32 North Brewing Company | 8655 Production Ave, San Diego, CA 92121
More information: www.facebook.com/events/1230036570450235
40th Annual Spring Arts and Crafts Fair
Enjoy the weekend with the 40th Annual Spring Arts and Crafts Fair, a popular tradition in San Diego! A truly ALL-artisan fair, where all the works are hand-crafted and sold by the artists and crafters themselves.
Over 125 hand-picked vendors from across Southern California, with everything from handmade jewelry, soaps, paintings and sculpture, local honey, clothing, pottery, items for the home and garden and much more!
Enjoy live music, a food court, free admission, parking and shuttle.
When: Saturday & Sunday, May 13 & 14 | 10am – 5pm
Where: Bernardo Winery | 13330 Paseo Del Verano Norte, San Diego
More information: 40th Annual Spring Arts and Crafts Fair